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Kosova celebrates Constitution Day

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Drilon Gashi
June 15th, 2008 or Constitution Day, marks yet another milestone in the more recent history of the Republic of Kosova. So while Sunday, February 17th 2008 was Independence Day; Sunday, June 15th, 2008 effectively represents “Sovereignty Day”. In actuality, the Constitution of Kosova coming into force represents “increased” sovereignty for the new state and not necessarily full sovereignty. This lack of full sovereignty was expected and recommended since the Constitution includes the Ahtisaari Plan and supervised independence as the initial solution for Kosova’s status issue.

It's either Uncle Sam or Russia in the Balkans

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Arlind V. Bytyqi
Arlind V. Bytyqi
Due to its geo-political and strategic location, the Balkans has been and is still viewed as the political and diplomatic playground of major states. In the majority of cases, this playground has attracted attention due to its internal instability and need for a foreign penetration to calm the spirits down.

Who is in charge of Kosovo?

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Movement for Self-Determination!
Movement for Self-Determination!
Who is responsible for government in Kosovo? This should be a simple question with a simple answer, but as Kosovo is a ‘unique’ case, the answer in this case is also ‘unique’: no-one and everyone.

Happiness, more or less, it's just a change in me, something in my liberty.

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New Kosova Report
Ed Alexander
The dust still hasn't properly settled on Serbia's Presidential Election and it appears as though a whirlwind will whisk up plenty more discontent in the coming weeks, potentially leaving certain political figures from the Balkans caked in mud.

The young music and lyrics of Kosovo

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Genta Hoxha
Genta Hoxha (Photo by Julie Kriechbaum)
The first major concert that young Genta Hoxha from Kosovo played at was the celebration concert the Philharmony of Kosovo conducted on February 17th 2008 when Kosovo declared independence.

“Music makes people better, it makes them relax and think positive. We need that after all we’ve been through.” Genta Hoxha, born and raised in Prishtina, is studying for a double degree in music and journalism at the University of Prishtina. She knows what she wants - she is the kind of person that gets things done. With curly hair and a big dose of positive charisma, she’s hard to miss in a crowd. What is it like to be a young woman from Kosovo with a heart beating for classical music? 11 years have gone by since the end of the Kosovo war and the return of classical music is here to stay.

Anna Wiman

Anna Wiman
Freelance Writer and photographer

Elizabeth Gowing

Elizabeth Gowing
Co-Founder at The Ideas Partnership NGO

Henry H. Perritt Jr.

Henry H. Perritt Jr.
Professor of Law Chicago-Kent College

Drilon Gashi

Drilon Gashi
Comm. Counselor to the Prime Minister

Arlind V. Bytyqi

Arlind V. Bytyqi
Editor-in-chief
New Kosova Report
 

Book reviews

Books on Kosovo

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